Sheila Sitzer | Panera Bread
Sheila Sitzer has nearly 25 years’ experience in human resources leadership, with the majority of her career concentrated in manufacturing and supply chain roles. She is currently the Director of Human Resources, International Business & Global Supply Chain for Panera LLC, which operates over 2,600 bakery-cafes across North America and employs over 120,000 associates. In her role, she provides strategic leadership for people & culture initiatives for Panera’s 19 fresh dough manufacturing facilities, sourcing, distribution & logistics , and quality & commercialization business units. Sheila is a member of the Panera Women’s Network Advisory Group, serves as a mentor and mentee in partnership with Diverse Talent Strategies mentorship program, and is active in diversity and inclusion initiatives within Panera.
Sheila received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she majored in Political Science. She is a former teacher of “Human Resources for the Non-Human Resources Professional” at St. Louis Community College. She is a prior volunteer for the Annie Malone Foundation, teaching individuals in the community how to prepare for re-entry into the workforce. Sheila received her Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute in 2007 and has successfully maintained this credential for the past 12 years. In 2016, she was awarded “Professorship status” to teach Listen Like a Leader by the Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute after a months-long rigorous certification process culminating with a week-long audition at Washington University in St. Louis. She has participated in multiple lean manufacturing educational events and is a certified Green Belt. Sheila is a current member of the Society of Human Resources Management and St. Louis Human Resources Management Association.
When she’s not at work, Sheila enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, attending OrangeTheory fitness classes, and planning her next competitive running event. She is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys watching hockey, football, soccer, and baseball. Sheila and her husband live in the St. Louis area and enjoy spending time with their 5 kids and 2 dogs.